Absolute beginners and seasoned artists welcome! Whether you are picking up a paintbrush for the first time, or refining techniques you have practiced for years, you will find a supportive, fun and enriching atmosphere at Lux. Take some time to look over our course offerings, and feel free to contact us if you need guidance while choosing a class. See you in the studio!
Listen, learn, and contribute at Studio Series, an ongoing lecture series that features a casual wine reception followed by an interactive discussion with our current artist-in-residence. This popular event routinely sells out, so be sure to register early.
Take advantage of the unique opportunity to explore art through an open dialogue with trained Lux Liaisons. Liaisons are on hand to the general public during open hours, or available for reserved guided tours. We offer a range of tour experiences to serve the public: pre-K through 8th grade school groups, high school and college student groups, and adult community groups.
Groups are welcome during open gallery hours (Thursdays, 1:00pm-5:00pm). We kindly ask that you book at least one week in advance.
Learn the essentials of creating functional ceramics on a potter's wheel. Whether you are new to ceramics or a professional artist looking to further your practice, visiting artist Ryan Gray will take an individualized approach to teaching all aspects of wheel throwing including form making, trimming, altering, assembling, and glazing. This course will help in promoting access and understanding to the importance of ceramic arts while encouraging exploration and self-expression within a supportive and inspiring artistic community. The instructor will provide a materials list on the first day of class. The course includes instruction, a 25 lb bag of clay, glazes, firings and two additional hours of open studio time per class session. Limited to 10 students per section. Mondays, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM April 16, 23, 30 May 7, 14, 21, June 4, 11.Open Studio: Monday and Wednesday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM CLICK HERE TO REGISTER MORE >
Register for our 8-week program Someday I'll Paint: Oil Painting with Vicki Walsch and learn the basics of oil painting with visiting artist Vicki Walsh. ADULTS (18+) | Thursdays - April 19th, 26th & May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, & June 7 12:00-3:00PM COST | $360 for members| $400 for guests.Course DescriptionVisiting artist Vicki Walsh has a skilled approach to teaching color theory with clear and personally designed instruction for handling paint safely and using color in an inspiring way. Participants come away from this class with a thorough understanding of color and value, and a systematic approach to palette creation that will allow them to use the oil medium with skill and confidence, all while experimenting with subject matter personal to their own artistic interests. Limited to 10 students.The instructor will provide a materials list on day one. Materials are not provided for this course. If you have any questions about registration, please contact our education team at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 760-436-6611. CLICK HERE TO RSVP MORE >
Representing the world we see is the very reason oil paint was invented and it’s the first thing we wish to understand when we are learning to paint. Visiting artist and teacher Alex Schaefer will teach the process of painting step by step from start to finish. To complement a technical foundation, lessons in art history and color theory will demonstrate ways of seeing while building a sense of personal style and expression. This is the ideal course for the beginning painter and an enlightening experience for the advanced artist as well! Open Studio included. Limited to 10 students.Instructor will provide a materials list on day one. Materials are not provided for this course. April 21, 28 May 5, 12, 19, 26 June 2, 9 CLICK HERE TO REGISTER MORE >
Visiting artist Allison Renshaw will lead students through the use of a variety of mediums to create personal work for all skill levels. The class will introduce different forms of image transfer and will also explore color, composition, and a variety of formal issues. Students will build skill and confidence and will also uncover personal subject matter while experimenting with content. Allison has had many years of instructing and is excited to challenge students at their experience level. Exposure to other artists working in mixed media is given for students to learn from. Open Studio included: Tuesdays 1:00 - 3:00 PM. Limited to 10 students. Materials Initial materials will be provided by the instructor. Click here to register MORE >
COME AS YOU DARE and RSVP HERE Once a year, as evening falls, the trees come alive and Lux transforms into a space of wonderment and excitement. Fascinating performances, captivating melodies and divine dining will mark this spring masquerade... Celebrate Lux’s 20th Anniversary at our premiere annual fundraising gala, a magical celebration of the local and global art communities. Enjoy cultural and culinary experiences with dinner, cocktails, music and dancing which spans international boundaries. Proceeds from this event fund our renowned Artist Residencies and critical art enrichment programs which foster the artist inside everyone. Contact Christina at email@example.com or call 760.436.6611 x277 to be added to the mailing list and for more information including event program, tickets, table sponsorships and marketing opportunities. Discounted tickets available for military veterans, students, teachers and Lux Parents. Call for details. DOWNLOAD AND SHARE SAVE THE DATE! RSVP MORE >